Monday, February 17, 2014
Frances Ha (Feb. 20)
Frances Halladay (Greta Gerwig) is a 27-year-old dancer who lives with her best friend Sophie (Mickey Sumner) in Brooklyn, but Sophie decides to move out and move in with her boyfriend, leaving Frances to figure out how to live her life. From there the film follows Frances to Chinatown (where she shares an apartment with Lev and Benji for a brief period), the suburbs of Sacramento ( where she is originally from to see her family for Christmas, and reconnect with old high school friends.), Paris (for an uneventful two-day getaway), Poughkeepsie (to work at Vassar (her old college) as a waitress and RA for the summer), and finally back to New York (Washington Heights). Along the way Frances laments her lack of money, her poor prospects as a professional dancer and an increasingly strained relationship with Sophie.